Travel Alerts

Soberanes Fire Incident

There is currently a fire taking place in Big Sur, Monterey County – primarily in non-populated areas. The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be monitoring the situation to provide updates and travel advisories on our website. While some of our destination is affected, most businesses in southern Monterey County are open for business along with the rest of the destination. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our affected residents, first responders and all the volunteers helping and working to keep the destination safe. Please see the links below for ongoing updates and information.


LOCATION: Los Padres National Forest, Ventana Wilderness, Monterey County

US FOREST SERVICE TRAIL AND ROAD CLOSURES: A forest closure order was implemented on September 2nd to close the trails and roads within the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger. The order prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Monterey Ranger District. For a complete list of closures please visit:


  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Andrew Molera State Park- day use west of Highway 1 is now open except for the trail from the day use lot to the trail camp and the beach trail from the trail camp to the beach
  • Garrapata State Park - park lands west of Highway 1 including Garrapata Beach are open
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park- the Big Sur Lodge and Buzzard’s Roost Trail are open
  • Point Sur Light Station State Historic Park
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  • Garland Ranch Regional Park open with the exception of Vasquez Trail
  • Kahn Ranch open with the exception of Osborne Ridge and Cougar Ridge Trails
  • Palo Corona Regional Park
  • Pfeiffer Beach Day Use
  • Mill Creek Day Use
  • Willow Creek Day Use
  • Sand Dollar Day Use
  • Kirk Creek Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground


  • Andrew Molera State Park – Trail Camp, trail from the day use lot to the trail camp and the beach trail from the trail camp to the beach; surfers pullout entrance; all lands east of Hwy 1 closed to public entry
  • Garrapata State Park- all park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry through Spring 2017
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park- the Big Sur Lodge and Buzzard’s Roost Trail are open; all other area of the park are closed to the public
  • Arroyo Seco Campground and Day Use closed until further notice
  • John Little State Natural Reserve closed until further notice
  • Bottchers Gap closed until further notice
  • Nacimiento Campground - anticipated reopen date 11/1/16
  • Ponderosa Campground - anticipated reopen date 11/1/16
  • Cachagua Community Park- anticipated reopen date 11/1/16
  • Mill Creek Redwood Preserve closed indefinitely

AIR QUALITY: Visit and for the latest air quality report.

Click here for the Soberanes Fire incident page.

Click here for the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services facebook page. It is regularly updated throughout the day with updated fire links, emergency and evacuation information.

TO DONATE: If you would like to donate to local relief efforts to the fire victims, please visit the Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA) and the Community Foundation for Monterey County webpages.

Holman Highway Construction

For the latest information, please visit the TAMC website here.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit their website at:

Highway 68 Roundabout project

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